Friday, March 26, 2010

What To Expect

With all the noise, hot air and nonsense over the last year, it is no surprise that folks might now know what the recently passed healthcare legislation actually includes. A couple of resources that might help: this one summarizes key points of the bill, and this one shows a timeline to implementation.

To give you a sense of what to expect in the next 6 months:
--Access to insurance for uninsured patients with pre-existing conditions.
--Small business tax credits.
--$250 rebates for seniors in the Medicare Part D donut hole (no drug coverage).
--Eliminating pre-existing condition restrictions for children.
--Prohibiting recissions (when insurance companies take back a policy you bought).
--Eliminating lifetime limits.
--Regulating use of annual limits on insurance.

Honestly, not a bad 6-9 months' work.

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